Found footage movies have become an increasingly popular genre over the last 20 years or so. It started with indie filmmakers, and there are now major blockbusters that are using this format. Based on the idea that the footage shown has been found after a given event, with the jumpy camera movements and grainy footage, they are made to look like real home movies.
With this increased popularity we thought that now was a good time to pick some of our favourites and first is possibly the most famous of all…
The Blair Witch Project
Though the found footage genre can be traced back to the 80’s, it was 1999’s The Blair Witch Project that really kicked the genre up a notch. Though the film may be tame by today’s standards, it earns its place at the top of this list by being genuinely creepy!
If you are yet to see it, add it to your list and marvel at how they manage to make you live in fear of an unseen entity.
After The Blair Witch Project, many films came but they all struggled to reach the quality of the daddy of found footage films. In 2007 though, Paranormal Activity became the first film in almost a decade to get close to The Blair Witch Project.
With an increasingly intimidating presence that builds throughout, this film holds its own among all but the creepiest of horror movies.
The only movie on this list that isn’t strictly a horror movie, this found footage action movie provides the viewer with a real experience. This disaster movie places the viewer right in the middle of an action movie, allowing them to experience events from a more personal perspective.
It provides the audience with an experience akin to that of an immersive gaming session, that is incredibly enjoyable.
So what’s next for found footage movies? Well we’re not foolish enough to predict that. One thing that you can be sure of though, is that if you’ve recently found some family footage, then we can help you to make it last a lifetime.
If your family films only exist on an outdated format, then worry not as we can transfer formats such as 8mm film to DVD, which allows you to watch them as many times as you like! Simply contact us today and our friendly team will be happy to help.